Timothy Lee Hurst

Unanimous Juries Key Issue In Death Sentence Debate

May 19, 2016
Florida Department of Corrections

Defense lawyers insist that Florida's intended death penalty "fix" is unconstitutional because it does not require unanimous jury recommendations for death sentences to be imposed.

Associated Press

The lives of nearly 400 death row inmates hang in the balance during oral arguments Thursday before Florida's Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide if their sentences should be reduced to life in prison.

High-Profile Lawyers Urge Court To Commute Death Sentences

May 4, 2016
Wikimedia Commons

Arguing that state law requires it, a who's who of prominent attorneys --- including former presidents of the American Bar Association --- are advising the Florida Supreme Court to reduce the death sentences of all inmates awaiting execution to life in prison.